Jeff D. Chapman will hold a book signing on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Laura’s Family Goods in Conway. Chapman, awarded Horizon’s 2005 National Clinician Of The Year, offers quick and easy methods for youth to develop strong ‘spiritual shields’ with his new book, "Don’t Forget Your Shield." The book has recently been released nationally and is being carried by prominent booksellers Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Chapman states, "If your child struggles due to the world’s negative influences or if you worry that they aren’t making good choices when you’re not around, this book’s for you!"

"Don’t Forget Your Shield!" consists of 20 short stories that begin with a pertinent Bible scripture and includes questions to help young people analyze their own actions. In addition, each story concludes with easy-to-understand tips to equip readers with the knowledge or "shield" necessary to protect them from daily challenges. "When I first started working as a therapist with young people, it didn’t take me long to realize that being a kid is now much more complicated than back in the 70s and 80s when I was in school. Having two children of my own, it scared me to think that my boys would be sharing the same classrooms where many disturbing issues were sure to exist. Having children was a great motivator for me to write my book."

All proceeds from the book go to Shield The World Foundation, started by Chapman earlier this year. The foundation was established to provide Christian materials necessary to equip children in the United States with tools to combat negative influences that could steer them down the wrong path in life. Furthermore, the foundation will provide financial, organizational, and fundraising resources in order to create unique opportunities for Christians to share the gospel around the world while enhancing the quality of life for individuals, targeting those that have limited resources and/or few opportunities to hear the word of God.

"My book offers an opportunity to positively influence kids throughout the country. Proceeds from the book will be used to serve the youth of America along with children in third world countries that have very little chance for happiness. Working in orphanages and with the homeless has given me a great passion to do what I can to improve their quality of life in the name of God. My hope is that the book will reach many. I strongly encourage purchasing the book as a means of helping your child get off to a good in 2013."

For more information on the book and foundation, go to www.dontforgetyourshield.com.